NIG Latest Fellowships, Japan 2022-2023

In Japan, you should continue your education. Thereโ€™s good news! The NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship is presently accepting applications.

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We will go through the details of this scholarship programme, its perks, and the application process step by step in this article.

International students can apply for the National Institute of Genetics Postdoctoral Fellowship 2022-2023, which is a fully supported scholarship. Employment is for a maximum of three years from the date of hire, with annual reappointment. This fellowship will pay an annual salary of about 4,100,000 JPY, plus tax, health insurance through a mutual society, commuting allowance (conditional), and compensation insurance.

The National Institute of Genetics (hereinafter referred to as โ€œNIGโ€) hires young promising researchers as National Institute of Genetics postdoctoral research fellows (hereinafter referred to as โ€œNIG postdocsโ€) and involves them in research activities at the institute for a limited time, with the development of furthering NIG research and fostering researchers with excellent research abilities.

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In 1949, the Ministry of Education founded the National Institute of Genetics for the integrated and applied study of theory and basic research in genetics, as well as its instruction and promotion.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Postdoctoral
  • Institution(s): National Institute of Genetics
  • Study in: Japan
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: See list below.
  • Program Period: Period of employment is up to 3 years from the initial date of hire with reappointment on an annual basis.
  • Deadline: July 07, 2022

Courses Offered

  • Genome Informatics
  • Biological
  • Plant Genetics
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Ecological Genetics
  • DNA Data Analysis
  • Population Genetics
  • Symbiosis and Cell Evolution
  • Model Fish Genetics
  • Multicellular Organization
  • Brain Function
  • Molecular and Developmental Biology
  • Cell Dynamics and Signaling
  • Plant Cytogenetics
  • Mammalian Neural Circuits
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Mouse Genomics Resource
  • Epigenomics
  • Molecular Cell Engineering
  • Genome Dynamics
  • Cell Architecture
  • Invertebrate Genetics
  • Quantitative Mechanobiology
  • Systems Neuroscience
  • Chromosome Biochemistry

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Program Period: Period of employment is up to 3 years from the initial date of hire with reappointment on an annual basis.

Scholarship Coverage

NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship provides

  • Annual salary approx. 4,100,000 JPY including tax will be paid.
  • Mutual society of health insurance,
  • Commuting allowance (conditional),
  • Employment insurance will be covered.
  • Compensation insurance

Eligibility Criteria for Postdoctoral Fellowship

To qualify for NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship at National Institute of Genetics in Japan, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Language: English
  • Eligible Countries: All World Countries
  • Those who have sufficient research skills to pursue research projects of genetics.
  • Those who have obtained PhD degree (or equivalent) or are expected to obtain it. The degree must be obtained before the date of arrival at the post.
  • Applications by those who have been enrolled in National Institute of Genetics in the past are not eligible to apply. A current/former postdoc, technical staff at National Institute of Genetics or graduate student (at Dept. of Genetics, SOKENDAI) cannot apply. Temporal visits, such as internship, do not count.
  • National Institute of Genetics postdocs are expected to positively contribute to the vitalization of the entire National Institute of Genetics research. (For example, they are expected to actively participate in NIG Poster Sessions, NIG Retreats, and in NIG colloquia.). For this reason, research plans requiring long-term stay at an institute/ university outside National Institute of Genetics are generally not accepted.
  • NIG postdocs are required to make a presentation of their achievement at the National Institute of Genetics colloquium at the end of the employment period.
  • Publications must include an acknowledgment of the support from National Institute of Genetics postdoc grant.

How to Apply for NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship?

Please follow the following instructions to avail NIG Postdoctoral Fellowship at National Institute of Genetics in Japan:

(1) PDF files of the following documents should be sent via e-mail after consulting with your prospective PI about your research project.
Please refer to our website for contact details and research outlines of PIs who are recruiting postdoc. NIG Website:

(2) Prepare the following documents Form 1 to 4 in the specified forms which can be downloaded from the link. The following points should be kept in mind when you prepare the documents.

  • Applications must be filled out in Japanese or English.
  • Figures can be inserted and color can be used in Format 2 and 4.
  • Do not change the layout, size (A4) and number of pages.
  • 2 Reference Letters from Supervisor & Host PI.

(3) Send the files after merging them into a single PDF file to this email :

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